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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lebedev Reappointed

MOSCOW -- The Federation Council on Friday reappointed Vyacheslav Lebedev chairman of the Supreme Court in a 132-8 vote with three abstentions.

He was nominated by President Boris Yeltsin. The vote in Russia's upper house of parliament was conducted by secret ballot.

Lebedev has held the post for 10 years.